Above, 1923 Abraham Lincoln three-cent stamp
But Eric Bana won't be starring in Steven Spielberg's historical film "Lincoln," which was originally going to star Liam Neeson as the 16th U.S. president, but which will now feature Daniel Day Lewis, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/ but rather in a very different sort of film, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Here's the exclusive story with casting Bana as Honest Abe as I came to learn it last Thursday in my daily First Take email from Sharon Waxman's savvy Santa Monica-based entertainment industry news site, TheWrap, http://www.thewrap.com/
And you know how I love Santa Monica!
Exclusive: Eric Bana Circling 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'
By Jeff Sneider
December 16, 2010 @ 11:52 am
Hollywood may be looking to continue to outsource the role of Abraham Lincoln.
British Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis was recently set to play the 16th President in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," and now another foreign import is being eyed to play Honest Abe.
Australian actor Eric Bana is circling the title role in 20th Century Fox's big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" TheWrap has learned.
While Bana hasn't landed the coveted role yet, he's scheduled to meet with director Timur Bekmambetov soon, and is certainly in contention for the part.
Read the rest of the exclusive story at
The last time we saw Daniel Day Lewis in buckskins was 1992's The Last of the Mohicans, which I've seen about a dozen times.
Hope DDL wears some as Abe!
Eric Bana's upcoming film is Joe Wright’s Hanna, co-starring Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett, which opens in the U.S. on April 8th, 2011.
As you can see for yourself below, the trailer really grabs you from the get-go!
Hanna (2011) HD Official Trailer
"Sometimes, children are bad people, too." -Marissa Wiegler
TheWrap YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/thewrapnews
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Perfect film casting? Aussie as Honest Abe? Maybe says Jeff Sneider in TheWrap: Eric Bana as "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"
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